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NBC
Jul 21, 2010 5:30am EDT
unusual. >> a fast decision by maryland's court of appeals. the court ruled that voters should have the final say on whether slots be launched at anne arundel mall. >> the court decides approximately 170 cases a year and most of those cases take an average of about five or six months. >> the court was pressured to decide the case quickly because time was running out to add this to the referendum. cordish wants to open up a casino with slots. >> for the state of maryland, it will mean $500 million a year and about $35 million a year for anne arundel county. >> some believe the decision projects the citizen's right to affect decisions. >> the casino does not belong in a family-friendly mall. the people have a right to appeal. that is what we did. >> in doing so, it has made another organization quite happy. the maryland jockey club. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the body of a swimmer who disappeared on sunday has been recovered. justin oliver was found yesterday. he was trying to swim 50 yards back to shore when he went under. officials want to remind everyo
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 4:00pm EDT
of the damage left behind from monday's storms >> the rain is welcomed in maryland in the powerful storms that hit yesterday afternoon. >> damage was sporadic with trees down. thunderstorms ripped through yesterday afternoon, for those hit hardest. >> water pouring down. it was hell >> the water was running down. >> reporter: it wasn't the rain. >> you heard this big boom and it sounded like a cannon going off. but it wasn't a cannon going off, it was lightening hitting the tree and the tree falling. >> reporter: lines were still hot and they're urging people to treat any line as dangerous. lightning caused one house fire >> the smoke from the vent in the middle and all of a sudden the fire started and the corner and that was it >> trees and heavy limbs fell. but no reports of injuries >> as bad as it is, power went out, we are grateful that no one got hurt. >> reporter: they continue to restore power down from a high of 50 homes and businesses without electricity. >> stay with us for first-warning weather coverage. for updates and live radar, log onto wjz.com any time >>> a maryland gir
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 4:00pm EDT
>>> seismic shock. an earthquake rocks maryland, shaking many people out of the sound sleep. hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. wjz has more on this event. tim williams has more on the actual quake. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spoke with people who experienced it this morning. >> well, it was small, as earthquakes go. but it was still large enough to set a record in maryland and press some nerves on edge. >>> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country. but the city shook. >> the dog woke me up, wining -- whining and crying. and then the earthquake happened. shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. but then after it happened, she hopped right back up in bed and with the went back to sleep. >> reporter: a state seismograph picked up the quake. >> a small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes, it's something that's a little stronger than we've experienced in recent past. most of the earthquakes are running from a sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> centered between rockville, and lees
NBC
Jul 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
>> the governor's race is heating up here in maryland. details on nec's. >> bp finally stops the gusher in the gulf. >> if you thought bp could not be under more scrutiny, some senators are raising questions about whether they had anything to do with the release of a convicted terrorist. >> we are in the middle of the summer season. this weekend will feel like it. we'll have details as we start right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. happy friday. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> john collins has a check of the forecast. >> i got to use a gizmo that we do not have much occasion to use. we had an earthquake. we can demonstrate it for you on our radar. the computer can display the information. there is a 3.5 -- our system called it a 3.6 -- it struck near rockville in montgomery county. thisppened around 5:04 morning. it was about 3 miles down just
ABC
Jul 19, 2010 6:00am EDT
to get the lights baton. bge is reporting just over 7200 outages in maryland. if pepco is reporting nearly 2100 in d.c., prince george's, and montgomery counties. dominion is reporting nearly 700 in northern virginia. >>> wheaton and our top story, a traffic alert for people driving into the district. phase three of the 14th street bridge rehab project is underway. that means a new traffic pattern for the 200,000 drivers crossing it on a daily basis. brianne carter is live in arlington with what you can expect. on this expect good morning. >> good morning. the middle lane is shut down for the rehabilitation work. plenty of signs out here directing traffic on either side of that closure. we are starting to see more volume and low back up, something we expect all morning. -- and a little backup. on the 14th street bridge, the monday morning commute could come with some trouble. >> in the morning there's a point in time where nothing moves. >> they're beginning work on the third phase of the rehabilitation project in the middle lanes and half of the lens of the bridge. >> it is planned
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>>> an earthquake shakes maryland. thousands wake up to the un experience. is there any damage? >>> hello, i'm don scott and here's what people are talking about today rare quake that rattled windows and nerving across the state. it shook some awake and it has several firing off questions and comments. we're live with the seismic event. we'll have more on the earthquake with tim williams and we'll again with alex demetrick who's live with the people that felt it. >> reporter: good afternoon, don, this was an unusual event. as the earthquakes go, it may not have been that big, but it set a record in maryland. it sent a lot of nerves on edge. >> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country and the city and the state shook around 5:00 this morning with a 3.6 shake. >> my dog woke me up wining and crying and then the earthquake happened. i couldn't figure out what happened and i had never experienced one before. after that, she went up to sleep. >> it's small, but it's stronger than what we recently experience. most of the earthquakes are in the magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> report
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
central maryland, central maryland, west central maryland. and will probably start here in the city around 7:00, 8:00. and there can be heavy downpours as well. bernadette takes a look at this with me. >> as you heard, that means there is a flash flood watch in effect. it continues until late tonight. from all of the d.c. area, straight up through the baltimore metro area. and we expect some heavier rounds of rain out of what is coming our way. we'll have that forecast coming up. >> first warning weather coverage continues now with alex demetrick, with more on the cleanup that is still going on from last night's storms. >> reporter: vic, trees and utility lines were no march for what much of this storm that blasted through much of maryland yesterday evening. >> reporter: chainsaws roared to life from anne arundel county, north of baltimore county, finishing up what nature started, when powerful storms tore through much of the state. for those hit hardest, it was -- >> hell and water pouring down. it was hell. >> reporter: but it wasn't the rain tearing trees apart. it was lightning and win
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
.26 earthquake that hit maryland this morning. the quake was centered around the germantown area and felt all through the purple and the beyond. the people who heard and fell the heaviest disruption is in the purple. >> however, we've had e-mails from every area. whether it's rising sun or dayton. we've had, well, conversations and e-mails with every county around the metro. >> this was pretty good. the main thing is, it shook for ten seconds and it sounded and felt like [low audio] >> glenwood was to the north and west of that. we have to thank you for e- mailing us. >> this was your story, well done. >> you helped us to be on top of it >>> it's been three months an bp's now halted the oil leak in the gulf with the 75-ton containment cap. take a live look at the gulf right now. you can see, nothing's flowing from the well head and as tara mergener reports, everyone's hoping that will stay the same. >> reporter: bp's latest fix appears to be doing its job for now. >> everyone feels like we've begun to turn a corner. >> reporter: thursday, they managed to block the flow of the oil with a tight
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the maryland science center's global earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got up early in the morning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. >> the cause may be the last. when the wake from the mile high eye icesheet vanished. >> even though it's some 20,000 years ago, the crust is still readjusting. so it's tweaking a little once in a while. >> reporter: those highest up would have felt it worst. but it was too early for work. checks were made for damage around the state. >> we've identified no serious structural damage. but we are doing a number of things. of course, we've checked in with calvert cliffs. and calvert cliffs appears to be fine. we are sending inspectors out to bridges, especially the most heavily traveled bridges. >> reporter: as for aftershocks, they'll be so small, maybe only dogs will feel them. >> reporter: in fact, only one aftershock may have just happened. maybe just a few minutes after the main quake. it went
NBC
Jul 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
not approve. the last questions bode well for o'malley. marylanders still approve of the democrat. we will talk about some of the big issues involved in this poll. already this morning, we have had some comments from the campaign regarding this poll. bob ehrlich is stuck in the low 40's because people remember his record as a big spender. this poll is the statistical dead heat. marylanders are embracing bob ehrlich and his message of less spending. we're live on capitol hill, george lettis, is news. >> a pair of suspects are in custody in conjunction with a stabbing death of a johns hopkins researcher. john wagner and lavelva merritt are being charged with first- degree murder in the death of stephen pitcairn. he was blocks away from his home and on the phone with his mother. >> i heard somebody approach and he offered his wallet and everything, but they killed him. >> after being here for 20 years, it is just getting worse. >> police are looking into the possibility that pitcairn's death is a part of robberies in that area. there is a suspicious death in west baltimore. the body of a
NBC
Jul 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
of the day and all our research to show how any damage from the spill affects natural resources. the maryland first lady address participants of the network to end domestic violence convention downtown. the event that took place yesterday brought together experts from state and federal agencies to discuss ways states can solve problems regarding firearms, which can also -- often turn domestic situations into deadly once. ms. o'malley says she is especially passionate about the issue after working as a state prosecutor. >> ic just the -- i see the horror and sadness that affects these families. often, it is committed in front of children. >> the group not only works to increase firearm safety but also for fair treatment of domestic violence victims by the court. ecb's new beverage tax will soon go into effect, and everyone is getting a better understanding of what is all about -- the city's new beverage tax. it is not a direct tax on consumers to buy bottles or cans soda, water, wine, beer, and liquor. instead, the tax falls on to the distributor, who can then charge the consumer a couple penn
NBC
Jul 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> a maryland state trooper finds himself on the wrong side of the lot and facing child pornography charges. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> bruce tucker spent the last eight years on protection detail in the governor's office. he protected bob ehrlich and martin o'malley. we have interviewed mr. tucker on several occasions on stories for traffic safety. he is accused of possession and intent to distribute child pornography. court records show a search of his home revealed over 3000 images involving children involved in sexual activity. many images show the children tied up or partially nude. >> there is no indication that he was involved in the taking of pictures or that he was depicted in any of the images with these children. >> tucker is suspended without pay. he is out on $50,000 bond. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two morgan state university students are among four students charged with sexually assaulting a woman. renard james, dante green, dale lawton, and howard cook smith are all charged with attacking a woman at the mou
NBC
Jul 14, 2010 11:00am EDT
of the live rain is still in the great state of maryland. a few sprinkles coming along interstate 270 down through frederick, maryland, into upper montgomery county. some showers in howard county, maryland, drifting southbound into northern prince george's and northern anne arundel. plenty of clouds left. a few light rain showers. certainly, not more than about .10 of an inch of rain at the most. with the afternoon clearing, warm today. a little break or two of sunshine. temperatures will quickly climb into the mid and upper 80s. out west towards the blue ridge, because they will get the sunshine first. >> thank you, chuck. montgomery county police are investigating after a man was shot and killed near wheaton high school. police say they found the 27-year-old man on randolph rode around 1:00 a.m. when they responded to the area for a call of shots fired. the man was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and died at the scene. around an hour later, police say another 27-year-old man walked into a nearby police station and turned himself in. >>> he related that he was involved and respo
NBC
Jul 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, a speedy decision by maryland court of appeal. tuesday, the role that voters should have a final say on whether sluts the long in the mall. -- slots the long at the mall. >> there are a part of a seven and a cases a year. they take an average of five or six months. quite the court was pressured to decide the case quickly because time is running out. the order is a setback for baltimore developer who wants to open a casino with up to 4700 slot machines. he calls the project an economic boom for the cash strapped state. >> that is $500 million a year for maryland. that should be starting. >> those opposed believe the court's decision protecting critical aspect of democracy. the citizens' right to challenge decisions made by local lawmakers. >> what is right is that a casino does not belong in a parking lot. that is what people have said. people have a right to appeal zoning legislation. that is what we did. >> now that is over, the battle will fall to the court of public opinion where voters will have the last word. the jockey club is celebrating the decision. they helped finance the p
FOX
Jul 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
to reallyystart to climb here in maryland. >> when we go to las vegas, i doo't drink. and i don't gamble. >> but she suue likes to roll this woman's mind boggling collection. >> why comcast may actuully owe you money for a change. >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news "late edition"..3 barnd is off tonight. a 13-year-old girl rapee in annapolis. and investigators say the man that did it is a man already convicted of a violent sex crime. policc say he picked up the girl and 3 other young females in dundalk and drove them to annapolis and a home, where he raped one girl. keith daniels gives us a closer look at what led policc to the suspect. >> well, karen, we'reeon strat3 suspect picked up thehere the 13-yearrold girl, and 3 of her friends. police have arrested and charged 28-year-old james mason, iii ú%her charges. ú%w deeectives say mason drooe the ggrls teffiend'sshouse in annapolis, where he offered thee aacohol aad marijuana. and police say he raped the 13-year-old girl. and they say her friends looked for helpp >> t a certain .1 of the juvenil
NBC
Jul 13, 2010 5:30am EDT
maryland voters shows bob ehrlich and martin o'malley in a dead heat. telephone survey shows 47% support bob ehrlich while 46% favor martin o'malley. back in february, the same poll had o'malley with a six-point lead. neither candidate has introduced immigration reform. o'malley is backing the obama administration to file suit over arizona. the governor said he would rather see this over the next four months. ehrlich supports arizona's law saying the federal government has repeatedly failed to address this issue. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what issue do you think should top lawmakers' agendas over the next four months? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> nearly three months after the oil began spewing from the gulf of mexico, bp believes they may have found a way to contain the spill. kate amara has more. >> bp says they will begin test on a new cap and they should know within 48 hours if it is working. the latest hope to stop the oil from spilling. a new containment cap has been replaced, something they h
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
12 times outside a mt. vernon night club. >>> a maryland teenager finds herself at the center of a terrorist attack while watching the world cup in uganda. kelly mcpherson has more on the survivor. >> reporter: a maryland teen on a church mission trip with her grandmother sat in the croid watching the -- crowd, watching the world cup when the bomb exploded. >> they were having lunch whennette blast lappenned -- happened. >> reporter: emily kersetter is getting treatment for the attack. >> felt like i was asleep and was dreaming. then i realized my leg was bleeding. >> reporter: kersetter is a junior at mt. de sales academy. recently she wrote about her upcoming trip. >> she was most excited about helping others. >> reporter: a group with lirchs to -- links to al qaeda have claimed responsible. it killed a man who attend the university of delaware. they are continue -- determined to continue their work in uganda. >> i have to go back and see all of my friends. >> god is bigger than evil. >> i am thankful to be alive because if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have l
CBS
Jul 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
and thunderstorm throughout the day. already, a few thunderstorms into western maryland and then, we see this heat intensifying into the end of the week. >>> bernadette, thank you, and we'll check in with sharon gibala. >> hi, sharon, good morning. we picked up a major problem this morning. you can see the accident on the westside of the beltway on the inner loop. it's approaching 70 and you can see, it's also blocking three right lanes and traffic is jammed. it looks like all of the lanes are blocked at this moment. meantime, you're looking at a back up and a poll down. this is going to take a while and we'll keep you updated. another accident, this is in the city at bel air road and we have the fire activity in the brooklyn section. this is closed between hoffman andhans map. some of the alternates are ritchie highway and 648. there's a live look outside, the traffic is light at this hour. and everything's running smoothly on the beltway. at 295, the problem area is the westside of the beltway. >> remember, wjz-13 is always on, for traffic information any time, go to wjz.com. back to you. >>> sh
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
crews are still working to restore power to thousands of maryland homes. about 116,000 homes in montgomery county, plus 20,000 in prince george's county are without electricity. another 1,000 homes are still awaiting for the ac to come back on in anne arundel county. >>> just hours ago at the start of the business day in london, bp announced tony hayward will be stepping down. the last day will be october the 1st. he will get a new job in russia and will be replaced by american robert dudley, a mississippi native who is in charge of the cleanup. at 6:30, bp will talk about how it has impacted the earnings. >>> another disappointing loss for the orioles. three home runs last night, including this one by jose bautista. the birds are now winless in 10 games against the blue jays. >>> the ravens top draft pick sergio kindle will miss all of training camp after falling down two flights of stairs. it's unclear whether he will get to play at all this season. the rookies reported yesterday. the defensive tackle showed up early, coming off of surgery on his chest. he said he's ready.
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
you, devon. hope you are off to a great thursday, right now, finding issues in maryland and virginia. take a look outside at 270 and 109. an accident off to the left shoulder has the driver approaching the scene. hopefully, it will be cleared out shortly. as we return to the maps, we zoom into the bethesda area. this is where we have a downed tree. right now, southbound massachusetts remains closed. no lanes are passable at little falls parkway, so to get around this, you will want to use river road. northbound pennsylvania, approaching the capital beltway. still using the left lane as an accident investigation continues. 95 in virginia. no incidents, no accidents, but it looks like the delay is starting to set in. it is building and again between 77100 and the back road. back to you. >> at the top of the hour, pat yourself on the back, you live in the best educated region in the nation. the story is new this morning. kristin fisher is live outside of american university to tell us why we are so smart. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: we are feeling good. this is based on 2008 cen
FOX
Jul 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
severe storms rip through maryland, the damage you're wakkng up to today. >>> protection or pornography. a mother whose child went through an airport full body scanner speaks out. >>> and they train and exercise, but is it a sport? the judge's rulings that have put the futurr of cheerleading up for debate. >>> good morning. it's monday, july 26th. i'm patrice harris. a hot weekend. will we get more of the hot temmeratures for the workweek..3 meteorologist teve fertig is here to fill us in. we had hot temperatures and thunderstorms. i tried to hide in yesterday with the air-conditioning and i went out right when the storm started. i got caughh. 1 degrees for the the 5th time in the no which is an all time monthly record, too. hoo and humid with a chance of thunderstorms that were moving through, more than a chance, obviously did. today we have really little chance of seeing anything other than hot conditions but not as hot and lower hhmidity, not seeing any rain out there that has moved out of here to the south and east. 77 degrees in baltimore is we're looking at the fro
FOX
Jun 30, 2010 11:00pm EDT
-life threatening injuries. >> tonight, a lot of frustrrtion witt public transportation, in the state of maryland. marc train were strand fodhours, in 90-degreeeheat. this week a train from dc tt ballimore skipped a stop at oden tonight governor said thh state is spending a lot of money to fix those problems. >> here is our question of the3 day. do you trust public %-so far 33 percent say yes. 67 percent say nn. nicole writts on faceeook.franky behind a killlng machhne. car, plane, rain, tractor. whaaever. but another viewer defends tte workers, sort of. ú%ey are overworked under aid. so this will be happening a lot. >>>bob ehrlich is attacking the3 o'malley administration, for its response to the trouble with mass transit. one week after governor o'malley took this ride, on a marc train, ehrlich said ttat passengers still face naccepttble failures. %-riders addisory council..3for today the governor fired baak. >> governor ehrlich doesn't know much about government. never careddabout government..3 really ranked transit very, very low on hhs list of priorities even in easier times. i have surr
FOX
Jul 12, 2010 5:30pm EDT
reports 2 more marylanders >>> baltimore county grand jury indiets the city cop accused in the deadly shooting oo ab an unarmed marine. keith is live outside the mitchell courthouse where the city state attorney made the announcement. keith? >>reporter: well, jenniier, ! officer was in indicted today on 2 charges first degree murder and the use of a handgun during a crime. now he's a 15 year veteran of the force and in jail now without bail and police ay the officer shot him 12 times killing him in an off ddty argument june 5th outside a bar. police leaders have and city state attorney put the issue head on during a seemingly frustrating moment. >> i have been working over the course of the last 15 years trying to educate the about the role of the statedia attorney office in these kinds of cases. state attorney office has a role and process to fochlt and we did that. >>reporter: well if convict of murder the officer faces a maximum penalty of life without parole. live in downtoon baltimore, fox 45 news at 5:30. >>> thank you keith. police are still searching for clle in the
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
it's the rumble everybody is talking about. million of marylanders were rudely awakened. the problems this quake could have caused, kelly mcpherson has the story. >> reporter: state inspectors are checking infrastructure all across the state to make sure the quake did not affect infrastructure. but a lot of people are just excited about the earthquake. >> i think that may have been an earthquake. >> reporter: did you or did you not feel the earthquake? for about three minutes the earth moved rocking homes and buildings across maryland, d.c. and virginia. >> for a moment i thought someone was in the house because i felt something, but then it stopped. >> reporter: early risers still felt they experienced what is more typical on the west coast. >> you really didn't feel it, i heard it. >> reporter: and it sounded like. >> a med sack, like it was flying over the house. suddenly i told him, something just happened. i don't know what was. i mean the whole house just shook. it totally shook. >> just like a real hard vibration on the whole house, we were in bed. >> reporter: some people were
CBS
Jul 18, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. that investigation is ongoing. >>> and a maryland state trooper lands in the hospital after his vehicle was struck along the side of the interstate. the trooper stopped to help a disabled vehicle on northbound 87 near benfield boulevard. that's when police say a speeding vehicle smashed right into the cruiser. the car burst into flames, the operator 35-year-old rene dwellen suffered broken legs. alcohol is suspected to be a factor in that crash. >>> well the heat just does not seem to be letting up in maryland. you can see people there with ice cream and cold drinks on their hands. paramedics say they received 10 energy calls from heat overwhelmed people alone. >> they are moving very slowly, but if you're understood beneath one of them you are definitely feeling them right now. see anything around montgomery county now dipping into howard county just south of columbia. they are moving east ward so we could hear something in the baltimore metro area in the next about half hour to one hour. farther south there are more showers. >> thanks. >>> some previous hot weather has sparked a warning. do i ha
CBS
Jul 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. now it's complete coverage, it's wjz maryland's news station. >>> trooper accused. a maryland state trooper once assigned to guard the governor. >> what investigators told. >>> this is what people are talking about. >>> he was trusted with the life of two of our govors, but tonight he is facing child pornography charges. kelly mcpherson tells us how police tracked down the suspect. >> reporter: police had several e-mails that led them to an ip address that led them to a house. they did not realized they were about to arrest a state trooper. led investigators to a man they say collected and shared child pornography. bruce allen tucker has also been a state trooper for 12 years. in tucker's home investigators found more than 3000 images of children ages 2 to 14 posing nude and performing sex acts with adults. >> he had started casually looking at these things over the internet. an his interest grew. he exchanged some photos with some supreme -- people and it just increased. >> reporter: he started collecting child pornography in 2009. police started looking for the suspect a year ago.
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in forestville, maryland. maryland state police say the 27-year-old man was working on a paving operation on pennsylvania avenue near the beltway. according to police, the victim was crushed between two dump trucks. officers closed one northbound lane of pennsylvania avenue in order to investigate the accident and then police reopened that lane in time for the morning commute. a pleasant surprise in virginia. the state budget now has a surplus of at least $200 million. lawmakers site a jump in tax revenue, and this means a 3% december bonus for state employees. $18 million will go to local school districts, and money will go to the water quality improvement fund. governor bob mcdonald says the commonwealth is not out of the woods just yet. >> while these numbers are a positive sign for our citizens in virginia, there is much hard work to be done, and it is no time to let up on conservative budgeting, and certainly no time to let up on the fiscal discipline that we have tried to bring to state spending. >> democrats in richmond say the surplus is no surprise. they had a that governor mcdon
NBC
Jul 2, 2010 11:00am EDT
from getting pregnant. >> i think they should swap them for a couple of maryland terrapins. >>> everybody is in a weekend holiday mood. we have the weather to go with it. we have been basking in the flower of this low humidity with a bright blue sky and sparkling sunshine. today, no different. there is the theme overlooking northwest washington in the foreground from our sky watcher camera, about 300 feet up. we can see downtown that's going to be the scene of the big parades and fireworks display. it's under 75 at national airport where the precipitation so far this year is running almost six inches below average. don't the area lawns show it. everything is looking parched. in prince george's county, mid-70s. it has mihit the mid to upper 7. right near the chesapeake bay, the beautiful waters of the bay, a bit of a chop on the bay. annapolis, 72. the bay water temperatures are near 80. it it quite warm. great for activity on the bay this week conditioned as well as the atlantic beaches from lewis, delaware, down to ocean city. terrific weather for the beaches. look at the
ABC
Jul 13, 2010 5:00am EDT
truck and ambulance are blocking one lane. on the maryland side, 410 closed jones will road, no problems between richmond and baltimore. metrorail is reporting normal service. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> thousands of people will wake up in the dark this morning. pepco is supporting 2000 pilot outages in montgomery county. 1200 and prince george's county. more than 600 in d.c. without power. 2500 customers in northern virginia are without power. >>> let's turn to our top story. commuter chaos on mental's red line. krystl-- on metro's red line. enough is enough with the broken escalator. >> it was not a hot weather that had commuters fired up. >> i said there's no way there would not be one escalator and working. >> if not one of the six escalators at the two entrances to the dupont circle metro stop north. that meant nothing and puffing up 150 stairs. >> apparently they felt it was no big deal. >> the transit agency directed to those in need of help to the one elevator providing service. commuters say it was a long line and a long wait. >> there were a hundred people down there. >>
ABC
Jul 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
into western maryland right now. a live look over the capital shows a lot of sunshine. patty afternoon clouds. 76 in arlington, 93 for the high temperature. scattered late-day thunderstorms this afternoon. >>> connecticut avenue is closed between the blunt part metro, 24 st., karen lofton and daughter -- kalorama. there is police activity on connecticut avenue near the bridge that is over the rock creek parkway. things are running very nicely between fedex field and the ikea. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it will be a busy day for lawmakers on capitol hill. the first order of business is a bill to restore unemployment benefits to 2.5 million americans. >> and the democrats will soon have the votes needed to pass the $34 billion bill, is not popular with republicans concerned about the big national debt increasing. now to pamela brown for the latest. >> debate over the senate stalemate is expected to end today. until now, democrats have tried three times to overcome the republican filibuster. the replacement of the late senator robert byrd is expected to be sworn in. that could be the game ch
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 5:00am EDT
and maryland. today state and local police are timid about to crack down on hov violators. the program will target violators along interstate 66, 95, 395, and dulles toll road. authorities will be valid in force during the morning and evening rush hours. they cited more than 1200 drivers in may. worldwide camera violators in arlington today will get $50 tickets. the cameras have been in place for past month. there at three intersections of lee highway. north lynn street, fort myer drive and washington boulevard. another at glebe road at fairfax drive. >>> day 93 of the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico. a tropical storm brewing in the atlantic could hamper cleanup efforts. this comes as the government is downplaying concerns that the cap is buckling. five weeks have been found nearby. they are calling them very small and the seepage detected on the sea floor two miles away if it's coming from an abandoned well. >>> still ahead, on this wednesday, major developments from the federal racism scandal. the department of agriculture could be backtracking now. >>> another water main break co
CBS
Jul 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
southbound maryland 396. that road is currently closed at little falls parkway. >> the washington, d.c. region has just been ranked the best educated metropolitan area in the country. according to a new report released by the brookings institute. kristin fisher is crunching the numbers live for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this study is based on 2008 census data from the top 100 metropolitan areas in the country. once again, what do you know? washington, d.c. is home to the smartest people in the entire country. not boston, not seattle, not san francisco, us. we'll break it down by the numbers. this is a list of the top 5 metropolitan areas what do you know, number one, washington, arlington, that entire dc metro area comes in at 47% of adults with bachelor degrees. so that means half of washingtonians have college degrees. numbers 2, 3, and 4, bridge port, connecticut, san jose and san francisco, clock in at 33, 34%. and you might think it would be higher up on the list. boston, cambridge, massachusetts, at 42%. i should point out that the washington area ranks numbe
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
and muggy weather all over maryland tonight. a live look outside. still lots of clouds lingering after a day of rain showers. wjz is live with first warning weather. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods tracking weather for us. >>> still a few showers around. not a whole lot. a few areas getting even one or two very small thundershowers. a little light rain from newark to elkton. and the galena area. and we found this one little thundershower just along the mason-dixon line, heading down toward manchester, to the east of westminster. and a few light showers from tois towson -- from towson to the jarrettsville area. and one little cell popped up in northern montgomery county. that's headed toward western howard county. we're still not done totally with the rain. most areas will be dry. but until probably 7:00, 8:00, we'll have a few of these showers. speaking of these showers, bernadette woods with a few of the rainfall amounts we've seen. >> just in this last round of rain, not even the one from two nights ago. these are the numbers we're seeing 2.69 inches in towson. columbia, 2 1/2
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
on maryland avenue, where they found the victim's blood on a door and on shoes. the victim's wallet, his iphone and several folding and fixed blade knives. back at the memorial, the victim's friend wrote of their love for him, of their pain now, how they'll never forget him, and their desire to make sure justice is served. >>> and another live look here, pit-karen's mom said that she urged him to take a cab. but he loved to walk. she said the voice that she heard that was most aggressive on the phone was the man's voice. reporting live in charles village, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, mike. thank you. >>> wagner did not appear in court today, but remains behind bars at this hour. >>> a popular baltimore hotel remains closed after a pipe burst, forcing an evacuation. a live look from the marriott from sky eye chopper 13. vic is in the newsroom with the latest. >>> the cleanup continues after the water leak forced nearly 1,000 guests at the hotel last night. the hotel was nearly at capacity. it happened on the fourth floor stairwell, and fled the hotel from the fourth f
ABC
Jul 26, 2010 9:00am EDT
as well. we're not just a maryland-based organization, we want to promote the education of all the deaf, not just here in maryland. >> thank you very much, great job. we'll see more of casey. we'll put it up on abc2news.com. great pictures on the all-star game. megan? >> thanks, guys. >>> if you've ever wondered what kind of things are going in 24 hours around the world, you'll be able to see it for yourself. people are turning cameras on themselves and posting it on the web. more on the movie to be shared around the globe. can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste? a man can only try... and try...and try. i heard eating whole grain oats can help lower my cholesterol. it's gonna be tough...so tough. my wife and i want to lower our cholesterol, but finding healthy food that tastes good is torturous. your father is suffering. [ male announcer ] honey nut cheerios tastes great and can help lower cholesterol. >>> a young woman giving birth at a medical center and her husband there to help isn't that unusual, but the dad was there from his army post in iraq. the couple used an internet
NBC
Jul 27, 2010 5:00am EDT
at the maryland science center. very comfortable conditions on this tuesday morning. it feels a little crisp out there, especially away from the city. 61 degrees in york, pennsylvania. mid 60's's in westminster. it will be a nice day today. high temperatures in the upper 80's to around 90. pretty nice for this time of year. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> a virginia community is in mourning after the deaths of two firefighters. the truck was involved in a chain reaction accident. the truck struck an suv and flipped over and landed on a mustang convertible. the reports of anyone else being heard in that accident. >> closing arguments were held yesterday in the rod blagojevich trial. it was not a smoothed day. blagojevich left the court room all smiles, waving to well- wishers. in court, sam adams told the judge he was going to mention witnesses had not called even though the judge had warns against it. he said he would be willing to chargesntempt of court ca if the judge did not change his mind. erin andrews was a stalking victim
NBC
Jul 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
of maryland and into the mountains. highs into the low 90s. lower humidity for the day tomorrow and more humid again friday and saturday. the hot weather continues into the first part of the weekend. jerry, how's the traffic? >> we're doing pretty well, the drive along 290 northbound, all travel lanes are open, no hangup theres. just watch for the construction barrels. over to ox enhill, maryland and look on the beltway, inner loop is okay, outer loop from 210 to saint barnabus road, heads-up. they should be picking that up about any time. >>> police are trying to figure out who killed a well known art terrori ist from montgomery county and dumped her body. she was restoring paintings for heads of state and famous hollywood celebrities. on monday her family reported her missing after she didn't return to her rockville home. later police found her body wrapped in a blanket in the alley. police did find tire tracks near the scene. a male suspect is being questioned by police. he has not been charged. >> at this point detectives believe they have the suspect in custody responsible for this death.
ABC
Jul 28, 2010 6:30am EDT
. let's check out maryland's most powerful doppler radar. not much going locally, we'll take you to northwest baltimore county, reisterstown, nima headquarters, you can see the hazy skies. 72 feels like a muggy 77 this morning. not like yesterday morning. you're going to need the ac perhaps, driving into work. 91, that's our two-degree guarantee, isolated storm popping up. we'll talk about the weekend outlook in just a bit. >> we still have a road closure in west baltimore, north avenue closed this morning at braddish avenue because of a structure fire, you're going to see police on the scene encouraging drivers to use baker street as a detour. we'll be heavy on the southwest side at wilkins, we had an earlier vehicle fire off to the right shoulder. i believe it'd been cleared, this is pretty much volume delays as you approach 95 on the outer loop. stay with us, we have more travel times in a few minutes, megan and jamie, back to you. >>> a hopkins student is murdered just away from his home. here's abc2 news linda sow with one man dead and how his murder could affect the electio
FOX News
Jul 19, 2010 3:00pm EDT
violated state wiretap laws. that's because maryland is one of a dozen states that requires all parties to consent before somebody makes a recording if there's an expectation of privacy. expectation of privacy on the side of the road? stop it. former prosecutor tom canipp is with us. they can record us but if i have a camera mounted in my car or on my bike, on an open road, i can't record what the police officer does? >> interestingly, with respect to the maryland statute and a lot of jurisdictions with the two party consent laws, consent applies to the audio, not necessarily the video. in maryland, the problem is the fact that he taped the audio conversation with him and the police officers and you get into the issue of whether there's an expectation of privacy. >> you know, my experience has always been, correct me if i'm wrong, if you're in an open place where anyone can hear you and see you, for instance on 38th and 6th avenue in manhattan. somebody records what us, that's fair game. >> absolutely. i walked here today from midtown and was recorded from cameras all over. >> and audio
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
outside of his psz was injured. we know the state police are handling this. maryland police are the investigating agency. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you very much. >>> prayers for the safe return of a maryland teenager. 15-year-old emily kerstetter was on a mission to help those in need. mike hellgren is live at the teen's school, where he spoke with her friends and family. >> and that was successful surgery, denise. emily ker stetter could have stayed -- come home days before the attack. but she wanted to stay and help people. some just inches away from her were killed. and her classmates here offered a heartfelt message this afternoon. [ singing ] ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: a show of faith and support as friends and classmates of 16-year-old emily kerstetter prayed for her recovery. >> reporter: she was injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda, where she was doing missionary work. >> she has extensive wounds throughout both lower extremities. and her upper extremity. but she is a tough woman. and she's a fighter. >> reporter: in a blog, the friends who also survived
ABC
Jul 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
the fire. >>> the traffic alert for highway drivers in virginia and maryland. today state and local police are teaming up to crack down on hov violators. the enforcement program will target violators on 66, 95, 395, and the dulles toll road. during the morning and evening rush hours. in may, they cited more than 1200 drivers. the on the lookout. starting today, the red light camera violators in arlington will get 50-dollar tickets. they've been in place the past month. at three intersections of lee highway. lynn street, fort myer drive and washington boulevard. there's a camera at glebe road at fairfax drive. >>> day 93 of the gulf coast oil spill. the government's point man is downplaying worries that bp's well is buckling under pressure. thad allen says five weeks -- leaks have been discovered but they have been dismissed as early dislike an oil leak in a car. emily schmidt is in washington with the latest. >> now the the oil spill is contained, bp is considering a new way to kill the oilwell. a government decision about it could come today. it is called a static kill, forcing 200,000 g
ABC
Jul 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
sunshine just really beating down across maryland and your forecast the rest of the evening, although we're above 100 in most places we'll be falling into the 90s here for your evening. so some improvement as we go into the overnight period. very hot day once again tomorrow. probably another recordbreaker. we'll talk about that and when we finally see a break in what is becoming an incredible heat wave, straight ahead. >>> even though it's hot many people still have to be outside. abc2 news don harrison has more on how you're coping with the heat and still trying to stay cool. >> reporter: even when it's hot out here some people want to get their exercise in. >> just riding a bike as long as you get to speed up a little bit you'll find your wind. >> reporter: ken terry knows if there's not much wind he can make his own breeze on a bike. >> i'm going to put my 40 to 60 miles in no matter what. i die, i die. >> reporter: if you're already thirsty it's too late. so keep yourself hydrated. >> reporter: kim gavin is with the lacrosse program and they are in the middle of their summer tourname
ABC
Jul 19, 2010 6:30am EDT
ourselves some of those showers moving through now and more possible this afternoon. let's look at maryland's most powerful doppler radar. you can see these things are trying to keep themselves going from northeastern sections of carroll county. so looks like from westminster, manchester, new freedom, glen rock, this 83 stretch for the friends from york, through shrewsbury. they will have a little wet ride. then the chance of showers and storms will continue for the rest of us this afternoon. 76 carney and glen burnie. 78 in chestertown. our 2-degree guaranteed high of 92 this afternoon. 6:30. >>> let's check the roads with kim. >> luckily despite all the rain on 83 we're not having reports of problems on the the harrisburg expressway. as we look at the local area in the baltimore metro, traffic looking good along the beltway, just some building volume on both loops at harford road but no problems. minor delays now. drive times and maps show about a seven-minute ride from the outer loop, from 795 to 70. no problems on 95, three minutes from whitemarsh boulevard to the beltway. harbor tunnel
CBS
Jul 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
earthquake happening in maryland. >>> a pedestrian struck. a deaf woman is hit by a lightrail train. >>> back to work. the o's hitting the diamond looking to win another game after the all star break. >>> how high will the temperatures climb? meteorologist tim williams has the answer. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning and welcome to eyewitness news this saturday i'm gigi barnett. >> and i'm tim williams. the 17th of the month already. >> yes, half way through the month and already more than half way through the year. >> wow, that's a prospective for you, it really is. >> yeah. >> we are definitely feeling the halfway point. we average about 88 degrees today. going into the 90s. much like yesterday, the humidity will be a factor. you look outside and feel the mugginess. it's going to be another pretty sticky day. we have showers lingering primarily to the south. the forecast looking like this on this day. starting off with temperatures in the 70s, near the 80-degree range. the overnight lows back around 70 it will be a hot and humid day with a slight chance of showe
NBC
Jul 6, 2010 11:00am EDT
as tomorrow. all of these areas in northern virginia, the district of columbia, most of maryland, and the eastern shore under this. high, excessive heat advisory. right now the dew points are in the mid 60s to upper 60s. that is rather humid but they're going to get even higher as we get into tomorrow so it's going to be turning more humid. right now in the mountains it's near 80. eastern shore, near 90 degrees there even at the beaches, code orange for unhealthy air quality. this afternoon so reduce outdoor afternoon activity. yes we do get to a hundred and perhaps even 102 or maybe even near the record of 103 this afternoon. details on the end of the week, a break coming our way in a few minutes. >> we'll need it. thank you, tom. finally, some relief for those of you who live in montgomery and prince george's county. the mandatory water restrictions in place for five days have now been lifted. crews fixed a 96-inch water main that was on the brink of breaking. megan mcgrath joins us live from potomac, maryland where the new main is now working. residents are happy about this on
CBS
Jul 16, 2010 7:00am EDT
, maryland. we also understand that you could feel the earthquake also in parts of maryland, virginia, west virginia and pennsylvania. now, in 1990 we had a 2.6 earthquake here. that was the previous record. now, we understand this morning there is no damage reported yet, but we hear people saying things like they heard an explosion. they thought it was a plane or a truck. we even had one of our own photographers call in and say that he was shaken out of bed. all his neighbors were flooding to the street this morning. to one had any idea what happened before the news reports started coming out. so, erica, this is a pretty big deal for these parts. the biggest one ever recorded within 30 miles of washington, d.c. >> and a lot of people keep talking about that today. tara mergener in washington, thanks. >>> now the latest on the disaster in the gulf where there is reason for some hope this morning. the oil has finally stopped gushing from that blown out well. but the next 36 hours of testing the new containment cap will tell the entire story. cbs news correspondent kelly cobiella is on the gu
CBS
Jul 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. vic? >> that it will, bob. >>> tonight, most of maryland is in the early stages of the drought. first warning weather coverage continues now with mike schuh, and more on how the dry conditions are affecting farmers around the state. >> reporter: farmer the across maryland are concerned that their crops are going to turn as brown as this hillside. they need rain. and they need it now. >> reporter: this is the sound of survival. lucky to have irrigation to tide him through this drought. he's throwing water on his crops to get enough moisture to keep them alive. >> i can't salvage everything. but we'll do what we can. >> reporter: moving all of this water is expensive. by the time he fuels the farm's tank, if the clouds don't drop rain, he'll see them again next week. >> when you start to make your own rain and not what the good lord gives us every day, you see him a lot. >> reporter: the expense bill is worth it, if he doesn't lose the crops on his 700 acres. >> watermelons are called water- melons for a reason. they need a lot of water. i'm nursing what i have. >> reporter: for 500 gal
CBS
Jul 14, 2010 4:00pm EDT
of this storm system spiraling out of this system. up in northeast maryland now. we'll take you closer, rising sun down toward conowingo. and then move over toward white hawk. and over near monkton, down near butler. head over to the panhandle of west virginia, over near martinsburg and hagerstown. and you see really what is the last bit of rain that is moving on through the region. we'll talk about how much we got. and we'll give you totals around the region in just the last 24 hours. in your complete updated first warning forecast coming up here shortly. >>> stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. for instant updates and a live look at radar, log onto wjz.com. >>> an ellicott city girl, severely injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda is on the road to recovery. she just underwent major surgery on her leg in south africa. wjz has the story. mike hellgren has more in catonsville, where emily kerstetter and family just wrapped up a prayer vigil for her. >> for the first time, they spoke publicly about the attack on his knees. it appears doctors were able to save both of her legs. th
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